Occupational therapy assists in restoring function; adjusting and adapting to life changes; and finding alternative ways to perform your daily activities. These can include work and leisure activities, writing, typing, child care or playing your instrument. It can also include dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, eating, and meal preparation. For children, it includes play, social interaction, school or preschool performance. We might also look at your sleep and rest habits.
The goal is to promote health and participation in all aspects of life.
Occupational therapy uses evidence-based practice and applies the most up-to-date research to service delivery. This is not a one-way street. Practitioners and researchers interact with each other. To offer you best practice, the Movement Clinic engages in a "Knowledge Translation" process. Read more here.
Occupational Therapists have either a Master or Doctor degree and are certified through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and organized in the AOTA. Many occupational therapists specialize in a field like orthopedics, hand therapy, mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurology etc. or in certain treatment methods like Bobath, PNF, Sensory Integration or Feldenkrais®.
The Movement Clinic welcomes clients of all ages and has specialized in working with toddlers, children, adults and seniors living with brain injuries before or after birth, developmental delays, stroke, and other neurological conditions like neuropathies and dystonia. Other areas of expertise are rehabilitation for persons being challenged with repetitive stress injuries (including carpal tunnel and sciatica) and arthritis.
Occupational Therapists have a holistic perspective when working with you as a client. We consider your environment, your occupations, your social and cultural background, and listen to your interests and challenges.
If you like to learn more about the theories behind our work, click here.
Occupational Therapy services get reimbursed by health insurances. You can check your benefits or contact the Movement Clinic and I will check your benefits for you.
Please contact me and I will send you an intake form.
You might also need a referral/prescription from your Medical Doctor stating
- Occupational Therapy
- your diagnosis
For certain private insurance plans and for Medicaid and Medicare this is law in Maryland and I cannot see you without a referral and/or prescription. Please tell your MD to fax the referral and/or prescription to 877 515 0280.